“Godzilla 2” Filming Starts. Casts Announced.

By Creative Media Times

Legendary Pictures

Filming of the third film in Warner Bros. and Legendary’s MonsterVerse has officially started. To be directed by Michael Dougherty (Krampus), “Godzilla 2” is a sequel to 2014’s Godzilla.

The announcement however, makes no mention of any official title. For awhile, the movie was going by “Godzilla: King of the Monsters”, a clear nod to the 1956 Japanese-American kaiju film of the same title.

Confirmed cast include Vera Farmiga, Ken Watanabe, Sally Hawkins, Millie Bobby Brown, Bradley Whitford, Thomas Middleditch, Charles Dance, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Aisha Hinds and Zhang Ziyi. “Godzilla 2” is set to storm into cinemas on March 22, 2019.

Also confirmed on the release are the appearance of new giant monsters. Last March, if you had stayed at the very end of Kong: Skull Island, it teased on a set of photographs that some of these new monster beasts exist and could potentially be joining the MonsterVerse series.

To non-geeks who are wondering, ‘MonsterVerse’ is a series of films that centers on Godzilla and King Kong, and will supposedly culminate in a Godzilla vs. Kong matchup movie set for summer 2020 release.

Here is the film’s official synopsis via its website:

The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species—thought to be mere myths—rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.